10.22.2006

'The movie' from two time Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple and Cecelia Peck that chronicles the lives of the Dixie Chicks from 2003 to the start of their 2006 tour.

All the highs, lows and mayhem that occurred just before and for the three years following “the incident” are all here.

The personal attacks, personal growth, a changing world, making music, having babies, receiving death threats, and even a fair amount of laughter.

From The Weinstein Company and Cabin Creek Films.

Shut Up & Sing will open October 27 in New York City and Los Angeles and will open in additional cities beginning November 10.



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11 comments:

~cj~ said...

I wonder if it will make it to a theater near me? If not I'll have to catch it on DVD. :)

sage said...

why can't it be all over before election day?

you need to check out my morning post--about one of our governor candidates and his daughter--and my daughter's response...

Karen said...

~cj~ me too!

sage~ if you're referring to the movie being all over before election day, i agree, at least it will open in LA & NY before that. i'll be right over to check your post.

The Phoenix said...

Freedom of speech rules. So they can say whatever they wanna say, but don't their ex-fans have that same right as well???

If you want to dish it out, be prepared for the consequences. The Dixie Chicks haven't learned that lesson, and the Pope hopefully did.

They all the right to also keep their mouths shut. Freewill baby, but you can't have it only one way. The sword cuts both ways.

Karen said...

phoenix~ big difference between Chicks and pope... pope's an elected religious public figure which made his actions outrageous, think maybe he's starting into Alzheimer's.

Chicks, on the other hand, are not beholden to anyone. would say by their latest actions, they haven't learned a lesson. if they had, they would still be hiding in an *undisclosed location.*

if you've kept up with their songs, you would know it's not in their nature to stay 'barefoot and pregnant'. these are strong women, make no mistake!!

Jack K. said...

I recently purchased their "Takiing the Long Way". It is a great album. They do have talent.

They have the right to say the things they want as long as it isn't shouting fire in a crowded theater.

You go Chicks. Maybe we just might get the message.

The Phoenix said...

The Chicks can say whatever they want. And in the documentary, it's pretty clear they were NOT expecting such a strong reaction from the public, especially the death threats from their own fans.

They have the right to their opinions and can use their celebrity and forum to convey any and all opinions as much as they want.

But so does the general public. Right???

After their album debuted at #1, week two sales dropped 40-something percent. And they couldn't even have a concert in their home state, and in many places like Memphis, TN, they had to cancel the concert alltogether.

Maybe a bunch of people bought the CD to make a political statement only, but won't go as far to buy a ticket to their show.

Artists don't make money selling CDs. They make money with concerts. It seems the huge drop in money isn't enough to keep Natalie's mouth shut.

For that, I admire her. But I'm sure her accountant has noticed the consequences.

Peaches said...

Guess we in Australia will have to wait until it is on DVD to see this. Ah well will make a note.
Love your site Namaste, as usual.

Anonymous said...

This is coming to a theater near me and I'm excitied!

Anonymous said...

I love the Dixie Chicks! I am so going to see this. Eventually. I'm slow to watch movies, but it's officially on my list.

Karen said...

jack~ well said!

phoenix~ consequences are necessary sometimes.

peaches~ always honored to have my aussie friends!

sabatkes~ great!

jolynn~ double great!!